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Fairytale Wedding Gown

Added Sep 25, 2008

by elneenya

Hazel Park, Mich...






I made this a few years back when I was working at a high-end fabric store. They asked me to make a wedding gown for store display using that new iridescent taffeta, and this is the result! They still use this gown for displays and fashion shows from time to time :)

They asked me to use a pattern (maybe a Vogue?) for the basic princess shape so they could display it with the gown. I don’t remember which one, but it was very simple.

The taffeta is tacked to the dress in various spots throughout the front of the skirt to give it that crinkled effect. The flowers in back are just hanging from narrow satin ribbons. The coolest part, which you can’t see in the photos, is that I actually threaded pink and green thread through the beads in the lace to outline the flower motifs and tie in the colors in the rest of the gown.

This gown was a lot of work, but well worth it.

Material Notes

Ivory silk taffeta
Iridescent pink/green (looks purple) silk taffeta
Beaded French Chantilly lace
Nylon tulle in ivory and pale pink
Silk organza (underlining)
Acetate taffeta (lining)
Horsehair braid (hem)
Manufactured “silk” flowers (which I re-manufactured quite a bit!)




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    Apr 9, 2012, 02.20 PMby kstyled

    Lovely, lovely gown !!!

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    Apr 22, 2009, 03.11 AMby pining-for-oomph

    The flowers add such a beautiful touch.

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    Oct 4, 2008, 03.17 PMby darcyart

    This is absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely wear this to my wedding. Love everything about it!!!

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    Oct 4, 2008, 07.15 AMby joannegreathead

    this dress is to die for it is very inspiring great job.

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    Oct 3, 2008, 01.09 AMby pinksunflower

    This dress is absoolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!! I totally love it. What a fairytale dress indeed! WOW! I LOVE THE PINK.

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    Oct 2, 2008, 09.36 AMby fashioncow

    Absolutely gorgeous !

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    Sep 28, 2008, 02.39 PMby mimosa

    This is amazingly beautiful !

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    Sep 26, 2008, 09.27 AMby schickchick

    wowowowowowowowow! i love the aprin-ish pink look thingy. :]

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    Sep 26, 2008, 08.47 AMby loreliz

    wow!! this is just perfect, i lovve it all..and the pink is so original :)

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    Sep 26, 2008, 06.27 AMby mirela

    WAWWAWAAAAAW! I love the colors and the fabrics and the flowers and the whole…can I get married again? :P and wear this dress…

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    Sep 26, 2008, 03.59 AMby sewella

    It certainly is fairy fair. No, it’s more than fair – it’s amazingly beautiful. Great job!

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    Sep 26, 2008, 03.14 AMby missb-1


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    Sep 26, 2008, 02.32 AMby justmica

    WOW!!! You knew how to sew…

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    Sep 26, 2008, 12.48 AMby jaciinthe

    Holalalal wath’s beautiful dress, I love her !!!!!!! I want the same for my marriage ! Very beautiful !

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    Sep 25, 2008, 05.31 PMby stephaniemorgan

    utterly fantastic!!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 04.25 PMby celinaj

    It’s AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I love the model, the colour, the fabrics, the tulle and flowers on the back, if I was a bride I certainly would get inspiration on that dress!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 03.22 PMby mjb14

    very beautiful

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    Sep 25, 2008, 01.31 PMby lunatepetal

    what a gorgeous gown!

    i love the flower accent on the back!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 01.20 PMby ghainskom

    this dress is plain gorgeous!

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